Welcome to the German degrowth web portal. The web portal is a transformation of the website of the Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, which took place in Leipzig (Germany) from September 2-6, 2014. After the conference, the organizing team decided to turn this website into a degrowth web portal. This transformation will be taking place until summer 2015 – you will be able to see the change incrementally.
  • sommerschule

    Registration for the Degrowth Summer School open!

    The Summer School on Climate Justice takes place from 9-14 August in the Rhineland. Register now!
  • daniele zanni danube flickr by-cc-sa By Daniele Zanni 

    Degrowth-Conference 2016 in Budapest

    The next conference will take place in Hungary! The organizers look forward to discussing degrowth-strategies in a post-socialist environment - with its specific social, economic and political challenges.
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    The conference website is currently beeing transformed into a degrowth web-portal.
  • videos - degrowth 2014 foto thomas puschmann By Thomas Puschmann 

    Videos of the Degrowth-Conference 2014

    Missed an exciting event? You can watch the videos of many events on the website!
  • blog degrowth 2014 sonia goicoechea By Sonia Goicoechea 

    Visit our blog

    The blog features many articles by very diverse authors, a wide range of videos and is updated regularly.
  • slide programme

    The programme is now a data base

    The Degrowth-Conference 2014 is over, but a lot of notes have been taken and videos were made. We've linked these to the events in the programme, so that you can search for the documentation of an event in the online programme.

On the new Degrowth web portal you will find the following:

> Information on the Degrowths summer school taking place in the lignite-mining region of the Rhineland
> our blog with ongoing topics from the degrowth movement
> basic information around degrowth
> a media centre with easy access to voice, video and text material on degrowth
> information on the international degrowth conferences
> and more…

The transformation will happen continuously until summer 2015 – so you are welcome to keep on visiting!

Why degrowth?

Many analyses from various scientific disciplines imply that a growth-based economic and social system cannot have a future: Despite a growing number of technological solutions for “Green Growth”, inequality and the destruction of nature are significantly on the rise. It is high time to develop economic and social models that are independent of growth and can provide for a good life for everybody.

> Here you can find more if you wish to know what “degrowth” means to us.